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Preparing for your Summer Internship!

How do you prepare for your internship and get the most from your summer experience? Come listen to a facilitated conversation as Middlebury students offer their best tips and advice for crushing your internship. There will be time for your questions as well.

Be the unforgettable intern. Make an impact. Make the most of your experience.

Making the Most of your Internship: Middlebury Students Share Lessons Learned!
Monday, April 26, 5:00-6:00 pm
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Brought to you by Blueprint and the Center for Careers and Internships.

Preparing for your Summer Internship!

You’ve landed the internship or have plans to secure one soon. How do you prepare for your internship and get the most from your summer experience? Hear from a panel of students giving their best tips and advice on making the most of your internship. The conversation will include working with supervisors, taking initiative, what to do when you make a mistake or don’t know how to do an assigned task, organizing your work, negotiating conflict in the workplace, advocating for yourself, preparing for and ending your internship strong, and more! There will be time for your questions as well.

Making the Most of your Internship!
Monday, April 26, 5:00-6:00 pm
RSVP here!

Brought to you by Blueprint and the Center for Careers and Internships.

Two More Weeks until Internship Funding Deadline: April 14! …and other important updates**

The latest date to submit an application for CCI’s competitive summer internship funding grants is Wednesday, April 14. These grants support expenses related to unpaid summer internships and may be used this year for remote, hybrid, or in-person internships. Please note the College’s important announcement on 3/25: **Experiences involving international travel to countries other than a student’s home country will not be eligible for funding.

Summer Internship Grant Overview:

  • $3000 Summer Funding Grants support expenses related to unpaid summer internships for Sophomore Febs through Senior Febs.
  • $1000 First-Year Explore Grants support expenses related to unpaid summer internships for First-Years (including new Febs) and Sophomore Febs.
  • $3000 Dance Festival Grants support dance students attending dance intensives.
  • Resume approval with a Peer Career Advisor (PCA) is required by April 7 before submitting application.  
    **New Event: Rapid Resume Review on March 31, 2-5 pm (EST).
  • Meeting with a CCI Advisor to discuss your plans is required for First-Year Explore Grants (and strongly encouraged for all other applicants.
  • Find all details and forms at go/summerfunding, including CCI’s Quick Guide: CCI Summer Funding.
  • Grant application deadline: No later than Wednesday, April 14. Award notifications sent out on May 3. 

Searching for an internship?

CCI is here to help!

  • Drop into Zoom Quick Questions for help with your internship search or to have your resume approved by a Peer Career Advisor (PCA) or **attend CCI’s Rapid Resume Review event on March 31 from 2-5 pm (EST). A CCI-approved resume is a requirement for applying for CCI funding and always strongly encouraged before applying for internships and jobs. 
  • Visit go/Handshake and click on “Career Center” to schedule a Zoom appointment with a CCI Advisor in your area of interest.

Make Summer 2021 a great one! We look forward to receiving your application!


Reminder: CCI’s Internship Funding Grant Deadline is April 14!

Don’t forget! The Center for Careers and Internships has funding for unpaid summer internships and applications are due April 14! This year’s grants may be used for remote, hybrid, or in-person internships.

Summer Internship Grant Overview:

  • $3000 Summer Funding Grants support expenses related to unpaid summer internships for Sophomore Febs through Senior Febs.
  • $1000 First-Year Explore Grants support expenses related to unpaid summer internships for First-Years (including new Febs) and Sophomore Febs.
  • $3000 Dance Festival Grants support dance students attending dance intensives.
  • Resume approval with a Peer Career Advisor (PCA) is required by April 7 before submitting application.  
  • Meeting with a CCI Advisor to discuss your plans is required for First-Year Explore Grants (and strongly encouraged for all other applicants.
  • Find all details and forms at go/summerfunding, including CCI’s Quick Guide: CCI Summer Funding.
  • Grant application deadline: Wednesday, April 14. Award notifications sent out on May 3. 

Searching for an internship?

CCI is here to help!

  • Drop into Zoom Quick Questions for help with your internship search or to have your resume approved by a Peer Career Advisor (PCA). A CCI-approved resume is a requirement for applying for CCI funding and always strongly encouraged before applying for internships and jobs. 
  • Visit go/Handshake and click on “Career Center” to schedule a Zoom appointment with a CCI Advisor in your area of interest.

Make Summer 2021 a great one! We look forward to receiving your application!


CCI Internship Funding Applications Now Open!

Considering a summer internship? Great news!  The Center for Careers and Internships has funding for unpaid summer internships and applications are open! This year’s grants may be used for remote, hybrid, or in-person internships.

Experiences involving international travel to countries other than a student’s home country are still being evaluated by the College; we expect a decision to be announced by March 15. Students hoping for an international internship not in their home country are urged to consider alternative plans.

Summer Internship Grant Overview:

  • $3000 Summer Funding Grants support expenses related to unpaid summer internships for Sophomore Febs through Senior Febs.
  • $1000 First-Year Explore Grants support expenses related to unpaid summer internships for First-Years (including new Febs) and Sophomore Febs.
  • $3000 Dance Festival Grants support dance students attending dance intensives.
  • Resume approval with a Peer Career Advisor (PCA) is required by April 7 before submitting application.  
  • Meeting with a CCI Advisor to discuss your plans is required for First-Year Explore Grants and strongly encouraged for all other applicants.  
  • Find all details and forms at go/summerfunding, including CCI’s Quick Guide: CCI Summer Funding.
  • Grant application deadline: Wednesday, April 14. Award notifications sent out on May 3. 

Searching for an internship?

CCI is here to help!

  • Drop into Zoom Quick Questions for help with your internship search or to have your resume approved by a Peer Career Advisor (PCA). A CCI-approved resume is a requirement for applying for CCI funding and always strongly encouraged before applying for internships and jobs. 
  • Visit go/Handshake and click on “Career Center” to schedule a Zoom appointment with a Career and Internship Advisor in your area of interest.

Make Summer 2021 a great summer.  We look forward to receiving your application! 


Use your Break to Make Progress on your Internship Search!

For those of you contemplating an internship for this summer, here are some resources and tips to get you started.

Visit CCI’s Find an Internship page for lots of tips on how to find an internship.

On that same page, view two video presentations:

Find and Fund your Summer Internship! presented by Cheryl Whitney Lower, Associate Director for Internships & Early Engagement at CCI and Student Stories from Summer Internships, a facilitated conversation among Summer 2020 Middlebury interns who have lots of advice to offer!

Visit CCI’s Peer Career Advisors (PCAs) to get your resume reviewed before applying for positions and for help on your internship search.
A CCI-approved resume is required if you plan to apply for funding for unpaid summer internships, so see the PCAs now! They are holding drop-in hours during break (Feb. 15-19); no appointment necessary.

CCI Advisors are here to help! Schedule a Zoom appointment via Handshake with the CCI advisor that matches your career interest: Handshake>Career Center>Appointments. (If Health Professions or STEM appointments are not available in Handshake, email Hannah Benz or Mary Lothrop directly to schedule.)

More information coming soon on CCI’s Internship Funding Grants that provide funding for students taking part in unpaid summer internships. Funding applications will open soon and will be due in early April, so get started on that internship search! We’re here to help!

Find and Fund Your Summer Internship!

CCI will offer this Zoom workshop on two dates.

Wednesday, January 20th
10:00-11:00 am EST
OR
Thursday, January 21
4:00-5:00 pm EST

Now is the perfect time to be planning your summer internship! Learn strategies for finding or creating the best internship for you.

At this session, we will:

• Give you examples of past internships Midd students have done.
• Highlight top resources to use in the search process.
• Discuss strategies for creating your own experience.
• Provide an overview of CCI’s GRANT FUNDING available for unpaid summer internships.
• Help you with the process of narrowing down fields in which to pursue your internship.

Students seeking internships for the spring semester may also find it valuable to attend but please note that funding is only available for summer internships. If you can’t attend but want a recording of the workshop, please register for either date; the recording will be sent out the following week. Students may also drop into Quick Questions to see a Peer Career Advisor or make an appointment through Handshake with a CCI advisor for help. We look forward to seeing you and answering all of your questions!

RSVP below:

FIND AND FUND YOUR SUMMER INTERNSHIP
Jan. 20 at 10 am EST
OR
FIND AND FUND YOUR SUMMER INTERNSHIP
Jan. 21 at 4 pm EST